Villa Apollon Skiathos
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... and it got smaller and smaller and the corners got tighter and tighter to get around but we eventually made our way "around the block". At one point we were heading straight towards a wall and it looked like the road had come to an end but as we got closer we realised there was a 90 degree turn to the left, with just enough room for us to squeeze through with about a cm each side as the road not only turned but went downhill, more so on one side than the other.... I had Deb and ...
... arranged all the furniture and completely made ourselves at home.....well it's four nights so you do want to make yourselves comfortable!!!
(L) As Deb says we had a dream run from Kastraki to the Pelion. We left at 9.15 am and were there in about 3 hours. The roads were so good, once again really well signposted and Jane plotted our course with no deviations. We had put in a town just the other side of Volos because we are once again PIBE so no real ...
... short way is to come to the Old Bridge Café which is difficult to be missed. I climbed down the steps and walked a few metres down the coomb and came to the bridge.
I feel it is no need to comment about the beauty of the area since you can see much of it through my photos. So be my guest…….
Oh yes, the old stone arched bridge was built in 1987 by the way.
... minute walk the maximum)
The small tavern/coffee shop is like an oasis out here and the owners provide sunbeds, umbrellas and a shower with cold water to customers.
I found this small bay charming. The rocks form different caves where some years back there lived the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus).
**Tip for hikers:
Starting point the square of the village of Milies. Walk initially on ...
... noon and the priest has gone home. In the place where this church stands today there was a very old church which was destroyed 59 years ago by an earthquake.
MUSEUM: Several pieces of art of the sculptor Nicola are to be found in the manor by the square of the village. They are here since 1992. The phone is +30 24280 93100 and the Museum remains open from May until November.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Apollon Skiathos
Villa Apollon, fantastic place, great hospitality!
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Apollon with Dounia and Captain; they were great hosts - very accommodating - making it a very comfortable and memorable holiday. Our apartment was very well equipped it had everything we needed. The location was good not far from the town and easy access to the beach and shops.
We will be back!
I went for my 3rd stay at the Apollo in June with my husband, and it just gets better. The views cannot be beaten - the feeling of all your cares melting away the second you arrive - and then the horrible part when you have to come home :-(
I can fully authenticate the previous reviews on the Apollon. My partner and I have been visiting Skiathos for 4 years (sometimes twice a year) and the Apollon is without doubt the most wonderful place for a chilled holiday.
This was our 1st visit to the Apollon and definitely won't be our last!!!! Such a fabulous place. We stayed in a 2 bedroomed apartment which was just perfect with everything you could ask for and more. The rooms were cleaned daily with fresh towels and bedding. The views from the Apollon are outstanding and as for the owners, well what can I say. Dounia and Captain gave us such a warm welcome and made the Apollon feel like our home. They are both very kind people and helped make our holiday very special.
we once again stayed at Villa Apollon (Apollo) Achlaides Bay, Skiathos In September 2005, It just gets better every time we go there. The owners Dounia & Themistockles are wonderful hosts and alway appear to have added something new. This time the BBQ and Kitchen had been totally revamped, plus new equipment in the accommodation - TV - Air Conditioning - Iron - Ironing Board - Wall Safe - Hair Dryer etc etc, everything you could possibly need. The location is superb, from every balcony you overlook Achlaides bay and the lovely blue Aegean Sea. The pool bar is open from 8 till late, serves wonderful home cooked meals and snacks. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday to recharge the batteries or have youngsters who want to go clubbing in town then you can't do better than beautiful Skiathos.
Little bit of paradise
At Villa Appollon in beautiful Skiathos you will received the most warmest of welcomes anywhere on earth, your hosts are the kindest and most warm hearted people you could meet.
The pool is lovely and relaxing, and pool bar always open......the food .....best Pizza ever, just to name one thing that is cooked with fresh ingrediants every day.
I cannot recommend this place enough
Our Paradise too!!
Yes, Captain and Dounia are the most wonderful hosts. Nothing is too much, it's like returning home year after year.
We have been going to Skiathos since 1999 and found Apollo Apartments in 2001. We have only missed one yer since then and that's because 'there was no room at the inn'. We ensured we'd get this year and are off on Friday 27th.
As usual, I will not want to return to England.
A wonderful, relaxing, entertaining (Captain cooking, Dounia making those wonderful 'adult milkshakes) dancing in the moonlight, picturesque holiday. It has everything and more.
They are now independent and very good value - you'll never look back.
Have stayed at the Apollo almost every year since 1997 - and some of those years gone there more than once !. The difference really is the way you are made to feel welcome by Dounia,Themistocles and Alexandra ( their daughter ). Nothing is too much trouble - there are always smiles and "hello babies" for all the guests, and people who started as "mine hosts" have become dear and valued friends over the years.
Villa Apollo is a lovely place to stay on the beautiful island of Skiathos. All the apartments which are spotless have balconies with fantastic views of the sea, there is a lovely swimming pool with free loungers tables and chairs, there is also a poolside bar which appears to never close, the food that the lovely owners Dounia & Themistokles cook is delicious and large portions and also covers every taste, the steaks are enormous. All the apartments are very well equipped with a grill, oven, hot plates plenty of crockery, glasses cups etc also most have an iron and hairdryer and if there is anything else you want the owners are only too happy to oblige, they all also have Air Condioning !!! The owners are a nice family and genuinely friendly and helpful. they love children and so are very welcome and all seem to get on together very well. There is a bus stop just a few metres from the Villa which runs every 20 mins along the only proper road from Skiathos town to Koukounaries beach (voted the best beach in Greece) there are nearly 70 beaches on the island all of them sandy (including 1 naturist). l Skiathos is a very green island with forests and woods and some stunning walks, well worth hiring a scooter or 4x4 for a few days to discover what lays along the tracks, incredible.
The rooms are very well maintained, clean and airy with air conditioning if required. Food is excellent the owners are friendly and accommodating, nothing is too much trouble. If nothing on the menu suits they will happily provide something else. A quiet and friendly place but not suitable for the less able as it is 350metres downhill to the beach. We went last year, this year and will be returning next year. Hair dryers, kettles, toasters, irons and ironing boards in all rooms